Outdoor music festivals are one of the top attractions all around the world during summer. Various music events are held here in Japan, too, featuring Japanese and international musicians including some of the world’s greatest artists. A wide variety of music events are available today with a various music genres such as Rock, Hip-Hop, R&B and EDM.
If you are into music festivals or wish to learn Japanese culture through the music, take a chance to join some of greatest music events in Japan this summer! In this article, I’d like to introduce the best music festivals in Japan held in 2019 summer. So let’s check them out 🙂
EDC JAPAN 2019
Date: 11, 12 May
EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) is a global dance music festival held across the country and EDC Japan is held by the beach in Chiba Prefecture, next to Tokyo. The event features the world’s greatest electronic dance producers and DJs as well as eccentric art installations.
The Greenroom Festival is held at Minato Mirai area in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture annually since 2005. The festival features music, art and films which are dedicated to surf and beach culture with the concept of “Save The Beach、Save The Ocean”.
Corona Sunsets Festival is a global music festival set in the worlds most iconic beaches, mountains, and city centers since 2014. The event takes place at the iconic beach in Okinawa island, Churasan Beach for 2 days, and guests can enjoy chilling on the beautiful beach with laid back music, beautiful sunset and chilled bottle of Corona beer.
S2O SONGKRAN MUSIC FESTIVAL is the biggest “music x water” event that arrived in Japan last year. It’s a dance music festival collaborating with Songkran, the traditional water festival in Thailand. The event features great live dance music by some of world’s top DJs and the water showers. Dance away the hot summer at this wettest music festival in the world!
Fuji Rock Festival is the biggest outdoor music festival in Japan which features over 200 Japanese and international artists in 3 days, inviting over 100,000 visitors every year. The event is held in Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture.
Rock in Japan Festival is one of the largest music event in the country dedicated to Japanese rock and pop music. The music festival is held at Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture and features numbers of the biggest Japanese artists and bands. 2019 is the 20th anniversary, and the event is schedule to be held for 5 days.
Along with Fuji Rock Festival, Summer Sonic is counted as another biggest music event in Japan. The event take place in Chiba and Osaka for 2 days, featuring the world’s greatest musicians in various genres (Rock, R&B, Hip-Hop, EDM, etc). In 2019, Summer Sonic is scheduled to be held for 3 days.
ULTRA JAPAN is the biggest EDM festival in Japan which was first held in 2013. The event features great dance music performed by the world’s famous artists and DJs such as Skrillex, Deadmou5, Afrojack, The Chainsmokers and more. Over 100,000 visitors join the event each year.